Travels

June 4, 2009

Traveling is a great source of inspiration to me. First of all I love airports. The Helsinki-Vantaa airport is one of my favourite places in the world. I even love the smell of it. We used to go there often to drop dad off or pick him up from his work trips. After he said his farewells to us and disappeared into the security control, we would go to see the planes taking off and landing. No wonder I found myself working in a tax free shop there one summer break from the university and later it formed my base as a flight attendant.

So far I have travelled to about thirty different countries (and to some of them many times). Here are some photos and stories about the places I have experienced. I still want to travel at least to India and maybe also to South Africa, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. As you can notice, the typical North European I am, every year I feel the lack of the sun during the winter months and that influences greatly my travel destinations.

 

FINLAND

I was born in Helsinki, Finland and I am very grateful for it. It is a land  of clean water and pure air, education is free and the social security system works well. In general, people are very honest and civilized (except when they are drunk). However, sometimes it feels very cold and dark – then it is time to light the candles or a fireplace and enjoy the mysticism and romance of the peaceful era. Finland is always a great country to visit. Helsinki at any time of the year because of its seasons. In the spring time people come alive, summer isn’t too hot, nothing beats the autumn colours and a beautifully sunny winter day walking on pure white ice. If you would like to receive further information, do not hesitate to ask, since I have also worked for the Helsinki City Tourist and Convention Bureau.

 

SPAIN

My library is in Spain. I love the warmth and the brightness of the sun in Andalucía that allows me to practise yoga outdoors very often and eat fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs all year round.

 

AUSTRALIA

Sydney 2009 Sydney Opera House The Bridge

 

CUBA


 

ISRAEL

 

MALDIVES

 

EGYPT

 

NORWAY                

 

DENMARK

 

SWEDEN

 

 

TURKEY

 

CHINA (HONG KONG)

Chinese FlagThe Buddhist TempleViewing Hong Kong

 

ITALY

I simply love Italy, Italian language and Italians! Ci vediamo!

firenze

 






THE UNITED KINGDOM


THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

 

THE BAHAMAS


 

Vatican

 

France

 

Greece

 

Canada

 

Thailand

 

Germany

 

Switzerland

 

Belgium

 

The Netherlands

 

Estonia

 

Latvia

 

Lithuania

 

Russia


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